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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling) aims to provide a general level of proficiency – both theoretical and practical – suited to a range of professionals engaged in counselling activity in their professional work. Counselling is a mode of professional helping, which draws heavily on the discipline of psychology, while integrating reflective practical work. The major begins by exploring the history, foundations and role of counselling and then explores the range of theories that contributes to the development of a professional orientation. There is on-going attention to the development of applied skills, with a focus on the significant issues encountered by those who work professionally in this area. Advanced units explore contemporary issues and interventions such as loss and grief, spirituality, psychological disorders, ethical practices, mediation and group work.
  • Entry requirements
    Queensland Prerequisites: English (4, SA) Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (any).
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling)
  • Course description
    Graduates of the Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling) are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Association of Pastoral Counsellors through which they may obtain membership of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

    Queensland Counsellors' Association accreditation has also been received for this specialisation within the Bachelor of Social Science degree.
    Career Opportunities

        * Graduates may gain employment as professional counsellors in a number of settings including parish work, hospices and hospitals, industry or school settings.

    Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling)
    BSocSc(Coun)

    240 cp

    Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

    Course available at:
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Melbourne, Victoria

    EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

    1. Definitions

    “Major”: 80 cp in prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 60 cp at advanced level.

    2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

    To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 240 cp, consisting of:

       1. 220 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
             1. 80 cp from a Counselling Major including all Core Units;
             2. 80 cp from a Behavioural Science Major including all Core Units;
             3. 40 cp from Clinical Fieldwork;
             4. 20 cp from Theology/Philosophy or Study of Religions Units;
       2. 20 cp from electives in Theology, Counselling and/or Behavioural Science listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling) degree or Sociology units listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Bachelor of Social Science degree.

    Schedule of Unit Offerings

    Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

    Counselling

    Core Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    COUN106     10     Introduction to Counselling
    COUN208     10     Theories and Techniques of Counselling 1 (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to                                          Counselling)
    COUN211     10     Working in Human Services (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to Counselling)
    COUN212     10     Ethical and Legal Issues in Counselling (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to                                              Counselling)
    COUN213     10     Mediation and Dispute Resolution (Pre: COUN208 Theories and Techniques of                                  Counselling 1)
    COUN214     10     Grief and Loss Counselling (Pre: COUN208 Theories and Techniques of                                              Counselling 1)
    COUN215     10     Theories and Techniques of Counselling 2 (Pre: COUN208 Theories and                                          Techniques of Counselling 1)
    COUN216     10     Religious and Spiritual Issues in Counselling (Pre: THCT100 What Christians                                       Believe and COUN208 Theories and Techniques of Counselling 1)

    Electives
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    COUN217     10     Counselling Diverse Populations (Pre: COUN208 Theories and Techniques of                                  Counselling 1)
    COUN218     10     Counselling Children and Adolescents (Pre: COUN208 Theories and Techniques                              of Counselling 1)
    COUN219     10     Family and Relationship Counselling (Pre: COUN208 Theories and Techniques of                              Counselling 1)
    COUN220     10     Counselling and the Aged (Pre: COUN208 Theories and Techniques of                                              Counselling 1)

    Behavioural Science

    Core Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    BEHV101     10     Behavioural Science 1
    BEHV102     10     Behavioural Science 2
    BEHV204     10     Communication Skills (Pre: BEHV101 Behavioural Science 1 and BEHV102                                         Behavioural Science 2)
    BEHV209     10     Research Methods (Pre: BEHV101 Behavioural Science 1 and BEHV102                                             Behavioural Science 2)
    BEHV210     10     Small Group Processes (Pre: BEHV101 Behavioural Science 1 and BEHV102                                     Behavioural Science 2)
    BEHV219     10     Psychological Disorders (Pre: BEHV101 Behavioural Science 1 and BEHV102                                     Behavioural Science 2)

    Electives
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    BEHV200     10     Cognition and Learning (Pre: BEHV101 Behavioural Science 1 and BEHV102                                     Behavioural Science 2)
    BEHV201     10     Contemporary Psychology (Pre: BEHV101 Behavioural Science 1 and BEHV102                                 Behavioural Science 2)
    BEHV202     10     Cross-cultural Psychology (Pre: BEHV101 Behavioural Science 1 and BEHV102                                 Behavioural Science 2)
    BEHV203     10     Developmental Psychology (Pre: BEHV101 Behavioural Science 1 and BEHV102                                 Behavioural Science 2)
    BEHV205     10     Introduction to Personality (Pre: BEHV101 Behavioural Science 1 and BEHV102                                 Behavioural Science 2)
    BEHV206     10     Psychology of Organisations (Pre: BEHV101 Behavioural Science 1 and BEHV102                             Behavioural Science 2)
    BEHV208     10     Psychology of Religion (Pre: BEHV101 Behavioural Science 1 and BEHV102                                         Behavioural Science 2)
    BEHV211     10     Social Psychology (Pre: BEHV101 Behavioural Science 1 and BEHV102                                             Behavioural Science 2)
    BEHV212     10     The Concept of Self (Pre: BEHV101 Behavioural Science 1 and BEHV102                                             Behavioural Science 2)
    BEHV215     10     Work, Stress and the Family (Pre: BEHV101 Behavioural Science 1 and BEHV102                             Behavioural Science 2)

    Clinical Fieldwork

    Core Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    COUN306     20     Clinical Fieldwork 1(Pre: COUN211 Working in Human Services and COUN213                                 Mediation and Dispute Resolution and COUN214 Grief and Loss Counselling and                             COUN215 Theories and Techniques of Counselling 2)
    COUN307     20     Clinical Fieldwork 2 (Pre: COUN306 Clinical Fieldwork 1)

    Philosophy and Theology

    Theology, Philosophy and Study of Religions Units as listed in the Theological Studies, Philosophy and Study of Religions sequences in the Bachelor of Arts degree.

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